2019 calendar

Renaissance of Southern Italy

March 30, 2019, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

With so many unsung grapes and exuberant wines waiting to be explored, Italy's warmer Southern regions offer unique quality, adventure—and reward. So if you're looking for new wine tales to tell, you need only shift your perspective southward and start popping corks to discover some of the best emerging wines from Italy!

2017 Argiolas "Costamolino" Vermentino
Sardinia, Italy
Lemon yellow in color with intense yet delicate aromas of citrus, tropical fruit and honey. On the palate, the wine shows a delightfully zesty acidity that is delicate and pleasantly refreshing.
Regular Price $16.99 per bottle, $203.88 per case
Sale Pride $14.99 per bottle, $179.88 per case

2017 Tasca d'Almerita Grillo
Sicily, Italy
"A quite tropical nose that shows pineapple, papaya and apple rind. Full body, pretty acidity and a fruity, flavorful finish." 91 Points, James Suckling/90 Points, Wine Enthusiast, Editor's Choice
Regular Price $19.99 per bottle, $239.88 per case
Sale Pride $16.99 per bottle, $203.88 per case

2016 Morgante Nero d’Avola
Sicily, Italy
Situated in the western reaches of Sicily, where Nero d’Avola reaches optimal ripeness levels, Morgante has crafted this beautiful 100% estate-grown wine. Intense ruby-red in color with supple aromas of ripe black cherries, blackberries, and hints of charcoal, vanilla, and black pepper.  On the palate, abundant flavors of ripe fruit and exotic spice are balanced by pleasant acidity and silky tannins.
Regular Price $19.99 per bottle, $239.88 per case
Sale Pride $16.99 per bottle, $203.88 per case

2015 Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva
Puglia, Italy
Sarsaparilla, cherry and blackberry show medium intensity on the nose. Light in feel, with juicy dark fruit flavors shot through with pomegranate acidity, the palate is supported by medium-grained tannins. A light cherry cola flavor rounds out the finish.
Regular Price $16.99 per bottle, $203.88 per case
Sale Pride $14.99 per bottle, $179.88 per case

2015 Tasca d'Almerita Lamùri Nero d'Avola
Sicily, Italy
Lamùri, or “love” in Sicilian dialect, is made entirely from hand-harvested Nero d'Avola grapes. After fermentation, the wine is aged in French barriques for one year to add extra finesse. Lamùri offers lush aromas of black cherry, black fruits, vanilla, tobacco, and wild herbs. On the elegant palate, velvety tannins and refreshing acidity make for an elegant, expressive, crowd-pleasing wine.
Regular Price $24.99 per bottle, $299.88 per case
Sale Pride $16.99 per bottle, $203.88 per case